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post #1 of 16 Old 10-16-2019, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-19-2019, 01:43 PM
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-19-2019, 02:17 PM
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I have set of lights on the bumper, I have a TJ.

My kid has a bar on the roof of his XJ. The project out enough not to glare on the hood. my kid had a bunch of them on his XJ when he bought it. Light bar on top one on each side of the pillars, some below. Way way more than is necessary.

Like fomme said unless you're racing you really don't need them. They are nice to have. A little extra lights not going to hurt.

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Keep them low (like on the bumper).

And please do NOT use them when there is oncoming traffic.

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I'm not one for light bars either. Like snorkels, most are just for show. There were three fancy JKs driving past my campsite at 2pm this past summer, all with their light bars turned on. I guess they couldn't wait to use them and realized they'd probably be back in camp by the time it got dark.
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There are some dark areas at my local mall.
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I'm usually in a group of jeeps, and not the leader. I feel bad about even turning on the little light bar I do have. Works great for blinding the guy in front of me. I also found out while using it on Hells Revenge in Moab at night, that it'll wash out the tire tracks on the rocks.
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-23-2019, 08:56 AM
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I have 4" spots on my A Pillars which I use on the back roads at home for deer spotting (no I'm not jacking deer, we just have a lot of deer in the area and I really don't want to hit one with the Jeep) and I have a 10" bar on my bull bar. I use that one when leading a group at night or setting up camp at night. It's too bright to use on the highway and technically illegal in NC for on highway use because it's just above the headlights.

Placed anywhere above the headlights will glare badly off the Jeep and if you are not the lead dog, will really piss off the guy in front of you.

If you want a light bar, keep it on or near the bumper and keep it small. Mounting it on the hood or above the windshield is a waste of money.

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Mounting it on the hood or above the windshield is a waste of money.
Mounting it up high like that also creates blinding glare if there is much dust in the air.

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This is where mine is mounted but it's a 10" not a fan of the 50" one above the windshield
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The need / wants depends on where you live and what your doing. When I was a city dwellers and wheeled in parks I didn't understand the desire for the extra light but now I live far from the city and understand the want for them.

I did get a chance to see my son's that he has mounted high. He has to big stripes on his hood that are painted with black bed liner and the Jeep is a darker color. His light bar is effective but I am sure with a lighter color jeep it would be more of a distraction then a benefit.

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I got my 50” LED bar for free. Spent about $20 on mounting hardware (not made for light bar). It is mounted to the roof rack, so it is above the windshield and just behind it.
I don’t use it much, but it is sure bright!
I used it last winter while we are out in Arizona, near Quartzite. We ran some roads/trails in and around a dry river bed at night. It really lit up the trail well and did not glare off my burgundy hood.
Ran it in Moab, too. Really nice to have when you come down off a trail after dark!
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Mounting it up high like that also creates blinding glare if there is much dust in the air.
Yes, it does. I think I said that someplace, just don't remember if it was in this thread.

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where is the best place to put a led light bar on a Jeep?


Mine came with the lights on it when i bought it


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post #15 of 16 Old 10-29-2019, 01:27 AM
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Like it down low up front. Mine is a rigid flood, nice for slow speed trail work. The long range ARBs are for fast times but generally the flood is all we ever use.
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